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India successfully test-fire nuclear capable Agni-5

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  1. Tejasmk3

    Tejasmk3 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    India successfully test-fire nuclear capable Agni-5

    India has successfully test fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5' from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday.

    The three stage, solid propellant missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR).

    It is fourth developmental and second canisterised trial of the long range missile. While the first test was conducted on April 19, 2012, the second test was carried out on September 15, 2013 and the third on January 31, 2015 from the same base.

    The indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile, Agni-5, is capable of striking a target more than 5,000 km. It is about 17-metre long, 2-metre wide and has launch weight of around 50 tonnes. The missile can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.

    Unlike other missiles of Agni series, the latest one 'Agni-5' is the most advanced having some new technologies incorporated with it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine.


    Lot of new technologies developed indigenously were successfully tested in the first Agni-5 trial. The redundant navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) had ensured the Missile reach the target point within few metres of accuracy.

    The high-speed on board computer and fault tolerant software along with robust and reliable bus guided the missile flawlessly, an official said.

    India has at present in its armoury of Agni series, Agni-1 with 700 km range, Agni-2 with 2,000 km range, Agni-3 and Agni-4 with with 2,500 km to more than 3500 km range. After some few more trials, Agni-5 will be inducted into the services, sources said.
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS to All my Indian Brothers and Sisters

    After Nirbhay Failure ; it has been a tense and agonising wait for this SUCCESS

    Phew !! Finally we can CELEBRATE the new year HAPPILY :biggthumpup:
     
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    stephen cohen Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Please post this tweet on THAT forum where those Ba****ds are
    still celebrating Nirbhay Failure
     
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    Robinhood Pandey SECOND IN COMMAND IDF NewBie

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    done that . . Already :D
     
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    4 tests done,when is induction?
     
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    This was supposed to be the final developmental trial.... So now as per the needs and specifications of SFC a mass production order will be given to the manufacturing agency.....
    Then The Deliveries will start.....
    And The forces will Be Using them (as well as Testing them as a part of their user trials in the future...)

    Note : Some Modifications may further take place after the feedback from the User.

    I would expect it to be in full fledged service by 2018-2019.
     
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    What's the range of Agni-5??

    It is"more" then 5000kms. :LMAO:
    :whistle:
     
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    Enough to reach the farthest point of China from the farthest point of Indian Mainland.
     
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    Grevion Professional Think Troll IDF NewBie

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    Any news on the so called Surya missile project i.e. if DRDO is pursing any such project.
     
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    I don't know about it.

    There currently are upgrade programs for Agni 1/2 going on , Testing of K4, development of K5 , and Development of a Short Range Ballistic missile .
     
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    K-5 is a must for our long range nuclear triad. I think it will enter service with INS Aridhiman.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major REGISTERED

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    Not so quick. These things take time.
     

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